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Nothing beats a big salad for lunch, but sometimes the ease of a sandwich wins out. While traditional wrap sandwiches may have already had their moment in the spotlight, reimagined options like these keep them on the list of perennial favorites because of their ease and portability to the mouth—no fork needed! So whether you’re looking for a standard wrap or something kicked up a notch, check out these hassle-free choices at some of our favorite local restaurants!

Otey’s Tavern Turkey and Swiss Wrap

224 Country Club Park, Crestline • (205) 871-8435

This riveting roll-up features turkey, Swiss cheese, a generous amount of bacon and zesty slaw, all wrapped in a flour tortilla with your choice of side item. Choose from options like basil pasta, fresh fruit, a side salad or other, more indulgent options (fries or onion rings, anyone?!). See the complete menu here.

The turkey and swiss wrap at Otey's Tavern|Image via Otey's

The turkey and Swiss wrap at Otey’s Tavern | Image credit: Otey’s

Homewood Gourmet Turkey and Cranberry Roll-up

1919 28th Ave. S., Ste. 113, Homewood • (205) 871-1620

Another winner is the fabulous smoked turkey and cranberry roll-up, served with your choice of soup or salad found at Homewood Gourmet. Whole cranberries combined with orange zest in the spread impart a sweet, yet tart, complement to the smoked turkey. Now you can have a little taste of Thanksgiving any time of the year!

Smoked turkey cranberry rollup at Homewood Gourmet means you can have a little taste of Thanksgiving any time of the year!

Smoked turkey cranberry roll-up at Homewood Gourmet means you can have a little taste of Thanksgiving any time of the year!

Surin of Thailand Basil Rolls

  • 16 Perimeter Park S., Hwy. 280, Birmingham • (205) 968-8161
  • 64 Church St., Mountain Brook • (205) 871-4531
  • Surin West • 1918 11th Ave. S., Birmingham • (205) 324-1928

For a tasty alternative to traditional tortilla wraps, try Surin’s fresh basil rolls or their chicken larb served with cabbage leaves. The basil rolls are stuffed full of leaf lettuce, fresh basil, bean sprouts, rice noodles and Thai pork patty meat, plus fresh shrimp served with Surin’s plum-peanut sauce.

Basil rolls at Surin of thailand

Basil rolls at Surin of Thailand

Surin of Thailand Chicken Larb

Another Surin favorite of ours is the chicken larb dish made with ground chicken spiced with basil leaves, green onions, lime juice, rice powder, lettuce and chilies. Create your own wrap by filling the cabbage leaves with the meat mixture.

Chicken larb scooped into cabbage leaves makes for a delightful wrap at Surin of Thailand.

Chicken larb scooped into cabbage leaves makes for a delightful wrap at Surin of Thailand.

The Olive Branch Gyro

3236 Cahaba Heights Road, Vestavia • (205) 967-4600

Sliced gyro meat with lettuce, tomatoes and taziki sauce wrapped in a panini gives you the ultimate Mediterranean wrap. Take it up a notch with the gyro deluxe, which adds grilled peppers, grilled onions and feta cheese to this delight. Gyros can be ordered as a plate special served over wild rice with a side of hummus, pita wedges and Greek salad, or as a panini wrap with a choice of french fries, wild rice or tabbouleh. For a slight up-charge, you can substitute a soup or salad.

We know this isn't shown as a wrap, but we enjoy the meat so much that we opted to skip the wrap this go around!

We know this isn’t shown as a wrap, but we enjoy the meat so much at The Olive Branch that we opted to skip the wrap this go-round and get the gyro plate special!

Taziki’s Beef Tenderloin Gyro and Grilled Chicken Roll-up

Multiple locations in Birmingham; click here to find your closest location

We recently discovered the deliciousness of the beef tenderloin gyro at Taziki’s and were super impressed with this supremely satisfying wrap. Tender strips of meat combined with lettuce, tomato, red onion and taziki sauce is served in a pita wrap with your choice of side. Another favorite is the chicken roll-up with grilled chicken, tomato and feta — a winsome combination!

The beef tenderloin wrap at Taziki's

The beef tenderloin wrap at Taziki’s comes with your choice of side.

Grilled chicken rollups at Taziki's|Image via Taziki's

Grilled chicken roll-ups at Taziki’s | Image credit: Taziki’s

Urban Cookhouse The Cookhouse

Multiple locations in Birmingham; click here to find your closest location

When you can’t decide between a salad, a BLT or a turkey sandwich, opt for The Cookhouse with lettuce, tomatoes, bacon, avocado, smoked turkey, ham and honey-mustard vinaigrette. Choose rice pilaf, roasted veggies, broccoli salad, fresh fruit, cheddar pasta or a garden salad as side to complete your meal. Healthy and delicious, this wrap packs a good dose of protein, veggies and good fats.

The Cookhouse at Urban Cookhouse satisfies a craving for a salad, a blt and a turkey rollup all in one sandwich.

The Cookhouse at Urban Cookhouse satisfies a craving for a salad, a BLT and a turkey roll-up all in one sandwich.

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